Department of Criminal Justice
Assistant Professor of Forensic Investigation

Job Details:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville (UWP) invites applicants for a tenure track position in its Forensic Investigation program, in the Criminal Justice Department. This is a full-time 9 month assistant professor faculty position starting August 19, 2014.

The successful candidate must have Ph.D. in Forensic Science, Forensic Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Chemistry/Criminalistics, or related discipline. The candidate must have the background to teach courses in forensic investigation; experience within a crime lab or other applicable forensic related experience, and teaching experience is preferred. ABDs will be considered but dissertation defense must be successfully completed by May 15, 2014. The successful applicant will have excellent skills in oral and written communication and must demonstrate an ability and interest in undergraduate teaching.

The primary responsibility will be to teach forensic investigation courses. The typical teaching load is twelve credits per semester. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities, provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, university and public service. It is expected that the candidate remain professionally active in the criminal justice community.

Department Information
The Criminal Justice Department, in the College of Liberal Arts and Education, has 9 full-time tenure track positions, and regularly employs an additional 5 academic staff and 1 administrative assistant. The department offers on campus and online undergraduate and graduate degrees in Criminal Justice. The undergraduate program offers a BS in Criminal Justice, majors in criminal justice and forensic investigation; the graduate program offers a MS in Criminal Justice.

Campus Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Special Notes:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

To Ensure Consideration:
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 21, 2013; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply:
Applications must be submitted via the online application system in PDF format and must include 1) a letter application addressing all qualifications, 2) a resume, 3) a statement of your teaching philosophy, 4) graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable with official transcripts required of all finalists), 5) the names and contact information for three professional references, and 6) a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Questions may be addressed to:
Cheryl Banachowski-Fuller, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice Department
Phone: 608-342-1652

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